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Dove ammo #8084701 12/11/20 03:10 AM
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I’ve been using Remington heavy dove 7.5 the last few years with great success. Can’t find them due to bankruptcy. What’s another alternative? Does it matter? Academy has Winchester and monarch pretty plentiful. Anyone using monarch?

Re: Dove ammo [Re: Nick1] #8084754 12/11/20 04:00 AM
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Never had a problem with the Winchester or federal 4 packs for $20. Kill them just as dead as any other load I’ve used

Re: Dove ammo [Re: Nick1] #8084757 12/11/20 04:02 AM
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I prefer monarch high brass, low brass I’m not big on.


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Re: Dove ammo [Re: Nick1] #8084762 12/11/20 04:06 AM
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Shoot whatever’s cheapest for dove. Now a days shoot whatever you can find. They’re not that hard to kill.

Re: Dove ammo [Re: Nick1] #8084793 12/11/20 04:53 AM
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I had no problems knockin 'em down with Winchester super X 20 gauge in either 7-1/2 or #8 shot

Re: Dove ammo [Re: Nick1] #8086756 12/12/20 07:10 PM
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If your local Walmart carries AAs use those. Only $1 more a box compared to heavy dove and much better

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Re: Dove ammo [Re: Nick1] #8086784 12/12/20 07:29 PM
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I've used Estate target loads, Winchester Super X, Monarch heavy dove.
They all get the job done. Oh, and if you want real knock down power, 00 Buck works okay. lizard

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Re: Dove ammo [Re: Canvasback] #8086832 12/12/20 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Canvasback
If your local Walmart carries AAs use those. Only $1 more a box compared to heavy dove and much better

Re: Dove ammo [Re: Nick1] #8086841 12/12/20 08:35 PM
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AA’s have always been good. This year I used the Rio high brass and it knocked’em dead as well.


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Re: Dove ammo [Re: Nick1] #8086905 12/12/20 09:43 PM
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I prefer Rio High Brass but damn near anything shot size 7-8 works.

Re: Dove ammo [Re: Nick1] #8089116 12/14/20 06:10 PM
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I prefer Winchester AA's in 8 shot if available...extra hard shot stays round and keeps pattern's evenly distributed with fewer fliers. This translates to a lower bird-to-shell ratio...as long as you do your part.

Re: Dove ammo [Re: Nick1] #8089143 12/14/20 06:36 PM
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what dove? confused2

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Originally Posted by bronco71
what dove? confused2


Thick as thieves down here at the moment, but odds are they will all leave town Thursday night lol.

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If they are flying high, I like a .22 long rifle bullet.

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AAs are worth a try, and work well. I agree the Remington's were great stuff.

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Re: Dove ammo [Re: Nick1] #8090507 12/15/20 05:45 PM
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I have used AA's in Handicap I liked years ago. Then switched to Remington heavy dove 7.5. Now that they are hard to find I have fell in love with Rio 1/8th 7.5's in HDCP. Really a nice clean shell. If HDCP isn't available I get 3 Dram.


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RIO Texas Heavys. IF you can find them, they are sweet shooting shells for dove.


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